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Group of 6 in Rio

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Group of 6 in Rio

Hi all!

I will be in Rio in about 2 weeks and will be in a group of 6 people.

I am hoping to get some recommendations about the best way to get around while we are there!

Thinking that RadioTaxis will be the easiest option, but do they have Van taxis in Rio? If not, can you sit in the front seat of taxis and my group of 6 could take 2 taxis everywhere?

The other option we have been considering is hiring a driver. We are looking for transport to and from the airport and then to and from Sugar Loaf, to and from Christ the Redeemer, and possible around Impanema neighborhood a bit. Basically, looking for a personal driver for 6 people from Thursday morning to Saturday afternoon. Any recommendations?

Any tips people can provide that are good to know for my group of 6 and getting around, please let me know!

Thanks!

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1. Re: Group of 6 in Rio

A maximum of four individuals is permitted in each taxi.

Here are links that feature some of the best local guides in Rio, many of whom employ van drivers:

http://bit.ly/T0Vc8e

http://bit.ly/oLZYBj

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2. Re: Group of 6 in Rio

Radio taxis operate at the airport only. Stick to yellow cabs, which can be easily found in any street. No need to call a taxi company whatsoever. Just make sure your cab has a company name written on its side.

However, if you're in a group and you're interested in sightseeing, then you should definitely consider booking a private tour guide. Many of them have cars and will drive your group to the major attractions. Have a look at things to do > activities > sightseeing tours and you'll see guides who have very high ratings and who are used to fitting a group for sightseeing activities!

I also recommend you add some spots to your tour, in case you hire a driver:

Selaron Steps tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g303506-d2…

São Bento Monastery tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g303506-d3…

Municipal Theater tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g303506-d3…

Cheers

Edited: 1:27 pm, March 04, 2014
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3. Re: Group of 6 in Rio

Can anyone one confirm the better shuttle service in Rio for round trip airport transfer...It will be a group of 6.

http://www.rioairporttransfer.com/

http://www.greenpathtransfers.com/

If we don't do a shuttle, will there be any discount for booking two radio taxis for my group of 6 at the airport?

We are looking for GIG to Ipanema round trip.

Thanks for you help and advice!

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